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Cameron makes British reform case to EU peers

Riga - British Prime Minister David Cameron takes his case for far-reaching reform to his EU peers Friday as they meet six former Soviet states, some of whom would gladly swap places with London in the bloc.

Church of Scotland decision on married gay clergy delayed

London - A Church of Scotland decision on whether to allow the ordination of married gay ministers was delayed on Thursday to allow wider consultation.The Church's presbyteries, or local areas, will now be asked to vote on the issue before it can be approved.

Prince Charles visits great-uncle's IRA murder site

Cliffony - Britain's Prince Charles spoke of "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland on Wednesday.

Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site

Sligo - Britain's Prince Charles will on Wednesday visit the site where his beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army paramilitary group in 1979.

EU promises more transparency to meet eurosceptic demands

Brussels - The European Commission promised Tuesday to slash bureaucracy and increase transparency to meet demands led by eurosceptic Britain that the EU mind its own business and give member states more say.

Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader

Galway - Prince Charles on Tuesday became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA.

Baker found guilty in N. Ireland 'gay cake' case

London - A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland was on Tuesday found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a cake advocating gay marriage in a landmark legal case brought by local authorities.

British aid helicopters turned back from Nepal

London - Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake are to return without being used, the British government said on Saturday.

Google, ex-F1 boss Max Mosley settle sex party image row

Berlin - Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley have settled a dispute over images from a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in, the US tech giant and Mosley's German lawyer said Friday.

Britain's Labour to name new leader in September

London - Britain's opposition Labour will name its new leader on September 12 after Ed Miliband resigned in the wake of last week's bruising election defeat, the party's executive committee said Wednesday.

Mediterranean migrants should be turned back: UK minister

London - Migrants who attempt to reach the European Union by crossing the Mediterranean should be turned back, the British interior minister wrote in an article on Wednesday.

Cameron unveils new cabinet after election victory

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled his new cabinet on Monday after an unexpected election victory that gave his Conservative party an outright majority in parliament for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Mayor Boris Johnson denied seat in UK's new cabinet

London - Mayor of London Boris Johnson, newly elected to parliament with ambitions to one day lead Britain, was on Monday appointed to a senior political role but not to a seat in Prime Minister David Cameron's new cabinet.

Airbus shares hit following A400M crash in Spain

Paris - Shares in European aerospace giant Airbus fell more than three percent in opening trade Monday after one of its A400M military planes crashed in Spain over the weekend, killing four.In opening trades, shares in Airbus were down 3.

Swedish Supreme Court rejects Assange appeal

Stockholm - Sweden's Supreme Court said Monday it had rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his arrest warrant for alleged rape and sexual assault.

Looming battle with EU tops new British government agenda

London - Prime Minister David Cameron had barely toasted his surprise election victory before attention turned to Britain's future in Europe and the onerous task of quelling rebellious eurosceptics within party ranks.

EU to propose mandatory migrant settlement quotas: Report

London - The executive body of the European Union will propose that countries share responsibility for housing thousands of refugees arriving in Europe from across the Mediterranean, The Times reported on Monday.

EU battle casts shadow over Cameron's election success

London - Prime Minister David Cameron had barely toasted his surprise election victory before attention turned to Britain's future in Europe and the onerous task of quelling rebellious eurosceptics within party ranks.

EU casts shadow over Cameron's election success

London - David Cameron barely had time to toast his stunning election victory before attention turned to Britain's future in Europe and the onerous task of quelling rebellious eurosceptics within party ranks.

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory

London - Britain was adjusting to a new political landscape on Saturday after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland.

British foreign policy drift threatens U.S. special relationship

Washington - From across the pond, President Barack Obama has warmly welcomed David Cameron's election victory, but with Britain's role in Europe and the world in doubt so too is its "special relationship" with the United States.

Cameron faces nationalist surge and pressure on Europe

London - Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a surprise victory in Britain's general election Friday but thorny issues such as Europe and Scotland mean his second term could be even tougher than his first.

Pollsters another casualty of stunning UK election

London - The Conservative party's unexpected triumph in Britain's general election delivers a hefty blow not only to the routed Labour party, but also to the pollsters who predicted a dead heat.

Power proves toxic for Britain's Liberal Democrats

Sheffield - Britain's Liberal Democrats had hoped that entering government for the first time five years ago would recast their image as a party that meant business. Instead, it has brought them to the brink of collapse.

Pressure on Labour's Miliband to quit after UK poll 'humiliation'

London - Labour's crushing defeat in the British general election is a personal blow for its leader Ed Miliband and increased pressure Friday for the 45-year-old to step down.

Cameron to see queen at 1130 GMT for expected PM nomination

London - Prime Minister David Cameron will leave Downing Street to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace at 1130 GMT on Friday where she is expected to formally invite him to form a new government, officials said.

'Lion roars' as Scottish nationalists score historic sweep

Glasgow - The Scottish National Party (SNP) won a landslide in Scotland on Friday, destroying the Labour party north of the border in a historic leap forward which could increase pressure for a fresh referendum on independence.

Cameron set for UK poll win as Scottish nationalists triumph

London - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives looked on course Friday for a surprise victory in Britain's general election which could redefine the country's future in Europe and herald more austerity cuts.

Polls open in Britain's knife-edge election

London - Polls opened Thursday in Britain's closest general election for decades with voters set to decide between the Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband's Labour and a host of smaller parties.

All eyes on Scotland in Britain's knife-edge vote

Glasgow - All eyes will be on Scotland on Thursday as the Scottish National Party looks set for a landslide victory in Britain's general election, a result that could hand it the role of kingmaker.
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